Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Friday, September 23, 2016

What's Happening at the NEST?

LAST WEEK: PTA Fundraiser ENDS on September 30, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016: Student Leadership Jobs Officially Begin!

Monday, September 26, 2016: Joplin School District Visit

Thursday, September 29, 2016: Lifetouch Fall Picture Day!

(Please read details below as you will NOT order pictures at English Landing!)

Picture Payment CHANGE: ALL picture orders will be completed online with an English Landing Picture Day ID: KM986005Q0. If you would like to pay by check or money order to Lifetouch, please call Lifetouch directly at (816)300-4022.

Friday, September 30, 2016: Career Share for the GUYS!

Gym: 8:00am to 8:30am

**Career Share for the GALS will be on January 13, 2017**

Friday, September 30, 2016: English Landing SPIRIT Day!

(Wear EL Spirit Wear or Wear School Colors: Red, White, Blue)

Mrs. Seely Returns to English Landing

Mrs. Seely returned to English Landing on Thursday. Mrs. Seely has been home with her newborn son who was born in July. Mrs. Seely and Mrs. Fullerton are our English Landing school counselors. Mrs. Fullerton works at English Landing on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Mrs. Seely works at English Landing on Thursdays and Fridays.

Welcome Back to School, Mrs. Seely!

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English Landing School Store Opening!

Grand Opening is on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesdays: 8:20am to 8:40am

Fridays: 8:20am to 8:40am

  • Bookmarks 50 cents
  • Pencils $1.00
  • Pens $1.00
  • English Landing Key Chains $2.00
  • Bracelet Pens $2.00
  • Eagle Erasers 50 cents
  • STAR Student Bracelets $2.00
  • Student and Adult English Landing T-Shirts $10.00

PTA Fundraiser ENDS This Week! Discount Card Sales

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Fall Picture Day is COMING on Thursday!

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School Fall Picture Day is on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Payment CHANGE: ALL Park Hill schools (elementary, middle schools and high schools) are transitioning to not collecting picture money at school on behalf of Lifetouch or another photographer. Beginning this fall, English Landing will not accept cash or check payments to Lifetouch school pictures. ALL picture orders will be completed online with an English Landing Picture Day ID: KM986005Q0.

If you would like to pay by check or money order to Lifetouch, please call Lifetouch

directly at (816)300-4022.

Save the Date! Career Share for the Guys Recruitment on Friday!

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Guests from Joplin Visit on Monday!

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Do you know the English Landing School Pledge?

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Carboard CHALLENGE: 2016 Plans

Cardboard Challenge 2016

We are excited to bring back the Cardboard Challenge this October! We hope to make this challenge better than ever. Mrs. Davidson, our art teacher, and Mrs. Schneider, our media specialist, are teaming up to make this challenge even better!

This year, all 4th and 5th grade students will work in art studying design elements, creative and collaborative thinking to create a detailed blueprint to better plan, and in turn, produce an amazing cardboard product. Since our Eagles are creating a blueprint and plan prior to their engineering day, we are asking for each team to provide the amount of cardboard they will need for their cardboard challenge piece. Some may need a cereal box, others a shoe box, while some may need something a bit larger. We ask that 4th and 5th graders bring their boxes (supplies) to their classrooms to store for their construction day. Of course, the media center has many extra cardboard boxes for students that may need some.

Our third graders will also participate in their own Cardboard Challenge later this year; following their research unit on inventors/inventions. Mrs. Davidson will work with them to design a cardboard game blueprint, Mrs. Schneider will aide in engineering, and Mrs. Lindsey will let them play in PE. More information regarding this unit of study will come second semester for our third grade families.

All Eagles, grades 3rd-5th will participate this year in the Cardboard Challenge! We hope to make their experience not only fun and engaging, but more meaningful and collaborative!

REPEAT: Park Hill Elementary Progress Report and Report Card Change of Practice

During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports and Elementary Quarterly Report Cards will be sent home (electronically through an e-mail address) to families. If a family does not have an e-mail then a paper copy of this information will be sent home in back pack mail.

In the past school years, ALL English Landing students received a Progress Report or Midterm Report each quarter. During the 2016-2017 school year Elementary Progress Reports or Midterm Reports will only be sent to families with students who are not making expected progress.

First Quarter Progress Report Date: Friday, September 9, 2016

First Quarter Report Card Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

2016-2017 Elementary School Hours

8:20am First Bell Rings and Students Go To Grade Level Classroom

8:40am Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30pm Evening Dismissal

Save the Dates: 2016-2017 Park Hill Elementary Early Release Dates

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Park Hill STAR Awards

Park Hill Star Award

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

English Landing Elementary School - Building School Improvement Focus Areas

District Vision

Building Successful Futures - Each Student - Every Day

English Landing Vision

Our vision is that all English Landing students will meet grade level expectations and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

English Landing Values

1. We will embrace a welcoming climate.

2. Safety will be a priority.

3. Students and staff will strive for excellence.

4. We will promote collaboration and community involvement.

5. Our school will model life skills.

6. Diverse cultures will be respected.

7. We will practice positive communication.

8. Our school will encourage leadership.

English Landing Strategic Focus Areas